I know, I know – I promised to deliver the goods and show you how to build one way links to your blog but common! I couldn’t simply ignore the fact that you can quite easily boost your own pages ranking using internal one way links!
One of the simplest ways to give your blog a boost is SERP’s and even one you can put on complete autopilot. And here is the thing – many of us have been doing it for ages and once again – StomperNet comes to the rescue and announces that it is not only a good thing to do but a MUST DO! In this post I will discuss easy ways you can automate the process and enjoy the benefits!
Why You Should Use Internal Links?
Well, the most obvious answer is that these links conform to all requirements I have stated in opening post:
- …they pass the page rank juice,
- …they come from content page and
- …since your blog posts created using your target keywords – they have your target keywords as anchor text.
That is assuming you will be using them right 😎 and to prove my point here are 2 screen shots:
What do you see anything different about them? Yep, over 900 links that Yahoo site explorer sees as Incoming Links are the actual links on my own blog. Links that pass juice and contribute to the authority! While the number can differ from blog to blog based on number of pages you have – it doesn’t hurt to grow your own number as you continue to post content!
And as I have promised we will do it in the most simple way possible and we will automate the process!
Build Internal Links Using Simple Tags Plugin
I love automation! And I know someone with more SEO knowledge will probably come with his guns drawn and blazing for me even talking on this subject in such an “off-hand” manner but hey, IT WORKS for me. It should work for you as well!
As much as I love the benefits of scoring well in search engines – I prefer to put as little work into it as possible while reaping maximum rewards. Simple Tags plugin allows me to do just that! And even thought current version said it is compatible only to 2.5 – I use it on all my blogs and it works with 2.6.3 with no issues. I even have it installed on my 2.7 test blog. Granted it tries to throw a “scary message” about not wanting to work on the 2.7 blog but still performs like a champ.
Let’s only hope its developer doesn’t abandon the plugin that became so popular as it happened to UTW, which we all loved so much!
How Does It Work?
Simple Tags relies heavily on tag system that built into your WordPress blog naively since 2.3. It uses TAGS you have specified with each of your posts as unique identifying feature of each post.
It then parses and determines which other posts on your blog have tags similar to the current and give you chance to display Related Posts at the end of each posts based on that similarity! See image below:
IMPORTANT: Tags become an extremely important identifier of your blog content when used this way, as posts displayed by Simple Tags as related based on number of tags that match your current post. I assume you understand now the need to use keywords as your tags for each post?
If you tagged your posts correctly – you can get quite relevant content linked from each post. I recommend to chose 5-10 posts to be displayed as Related. Don’t go over board on it as too many outgoing links will simply drain too much PR juice and will have less effect.
Another great benefit is that this plugin allows you to either insert related Posts automatically or add it into whatever location you want and style it as I also shown in the image above or you can see for yourself at the end of each post on my blog.
Build Internal Links Using keywords From Content
As I was sitting down to write this post I thought it would be very simple to recommend you to go and download my favorite aLinks plugin, as it has a deeper linking module built right into it. But it appears that Sean is still having issues recovering his blog from a hack that some idiot did on his blog and now it is not even accessible.
So instead of recommending aLinks, which is an awesome plugin in many perspectives – I decided to recommend a replacement for this specific task – create deeper linking blog structure without doing much work 🙂
WordPress SEO Master plugin has a AutoLinker Module that allows you to create keyword links from content to specific page or post and as such increase its authority. I quote their statement:
With the AutoLinker module you will be able to tell the system to replace certain keywords with a specific URL. The AutoLinker module allows you to easily crosslink related pages by automatically replacing specific words in your posts with links to pages you want more link juice and reputation to.
Be warned – WordPress SEO Master is a lot more than just a deeper blog linking tool. It is a complete SEO suite that is designed to replace the All-In-One-SEO Plugin many of bloggers, including myself use. It gives you essentially all the functions provided by the All-In-One and a heck of a lot more!
In fact it provides so many options that I still haven’t implemented it, even after watching all the StomperNet training that pretty much advises us to implement exactly the techniques this plugin provides for us. To me it looks like a solid contender for a SEO master to implement, test and than share with the rest of us!
Any Takers Of The Challenge?
As I have already mentioned I don’t attempt to play with SEO too much outside of the normal. All the algorithms, etc bore the hell out of me and math is not one of my best subjects in school.
But whatever method of automating Internal Link Building process you decide to follow – use at least one! Do yourself a favor and boost your rankings!
Plus don’t forget the HUGE additonal benefit you get by creating DEEPER INTERNAL linking stracture – you provide MORE LINKS to your other content. You draw you visitors to go farther and read more and the farther they go – more chance you have of getting a regular reader and perhaps subscriber!
Internal Link Building Has Many Benefits – Use Them Well!